Bhopal:Saturday, April 26:Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission, Justice Shri D.M. Dharmadhikari has said that the Indian masses are deeply influenced by spiritualism. Positive results can be achieved by treating psychic patients in the early stages through spiritualism along with other methods. Shri Dharmadhikari expressed these views while addressing the two-day training session of Indian Association of Private Psychiatrists here today. The session was presided over by Education Director Dr V.K. Saini. Those specially present on the occasion included Dr. R.N. Sahu, Dr. Sunil Mittal, Dr V.K. Razdan, Dr. Neelam Vora, Dr. E. Mohandas, Dr. Dinesh Narayan, Dr. Rajani Chatterjee and Dr. S.K. Tandon.
Shri Dharmadhikari said that support to psychiatric method of treatment is very necessary. The psychic patients who are admitted to hospitals get treatment facilities but a number of them are still deprived of treatment facilities. He suggested that post-graduate course of Psychiatric Medical Science can be started at medical colleges by inviting visiting faculties. Shri Dharmadhikari said that jail inmates are also gripped by extreme tension. Juvenile criminals indulge in unbalanced social behaviour due to psychic problems which generate due to lack to love towards them by the concerning persons. The elderly people living in Old Age Homes also need psychiatrists’ advice and help. With the help of advice from psychiatrists, a number of women can save themselves from tension and mental pressure in the wake of domestic feuds. Giving training of depression management to psychic people can also be a significant initiative. He said that services of retired and private psychiatrists can be availed in view of great lack of psychiatrists in the government sector.
Dr. V.K. Saini said that post-graduate facility of Psychiatric Science does not exist in any medical college of the state. Shri Saini said that it is feared that the number of psychic patients might go up alarmingly by the year 2020 in view of rising tension in the society. He said that post-graduate course of Psychiatry can be conducted at Indore-based medical college with the help of only one professor. He said that lately psychiatry services are being provided at hospitals at Dewas, Sehore and Dabra. Shri Saini said that there are ample possibilities of extension of these services through private public participation. He said that if Medical Council of India permits so, post-graduate classes of psychiatry can be started in medical colleges by appointing contractual lecturers.
Coordinator Dr R.N. Sahu said that there is not even one psychic patient on one lakh population in our country. He said that the government should increase facilities of education in psychiatry in view of future requirements. Dr. Sunil Mittal said that two-third psychiatrists are in private sector in India. Holding this session is a commendable effort to keep the knowledge of these experts up-to-date. Dr E. Mohandas, and Dr Rajesh Nagpal also expressed their views on the occasion. Head of Psychiatry Department of Bhopal Memorial Hospital, Dr Rajani Chatterjee proposed a vote of thanks. Mementoes were also presented to guests.